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tehewly
2010-06-13, 11:39 PM
When i'm trying to decode a download using xACT (X Audio Comression ToolKit 1.62 I keep getting a Invalid Argument Warning and I can't decode. Does anyone know what happened or what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks, Dean

rspencer
2010-06-13, 11:49 PM
Moving this to Technobabble. You're more likely to get an answer there than in the Tapers Forum.

Karst
2010-06-14, 06:11 AM
what type of files are you trying to decode?

tehewly
2010-06-14, 06:42 PM
what type of files are you trying to decode?

Audio Bit Torrents from The Traders den.
Dean

tehewly
2010-06-14, 07:44 PM
Audio Bit Torrents from The Traders den.
Dean

It also says the it can't open output file.

jabulon
2010-06-15, 02:10 AM
Try updating xACT to version 1.71 and see if you still have the same issues.

tehewly
2010-06-15, 12:16 PM
Try updating xACT to version 1.71 and see if you still have the same issues.

I've tried that an it doesn't work. I can get a son to play somehow but I can't decode it and move it to ITunes. But when the song is playing it says it's playing thru ITunes but it doesn't appear in itunes.

fubar
2010-06-15, 01:32 PM
perform memory test

tehewly
2010-06-15, 03:55 PM
perform memory test


This is the message I get.
Dean

/Users/deanlanphere/Documents/Vuze Downloads/PETTY MFP NOV 29 1977/Track01.flac: Track01.flac: ERROR: can't open output file /Volumes/T1 Music/iTunes/Track01.aiff: Invalid argument

paddington
2010-06-15, 04:02 PM
see if it will decode some other flac files to determine if the problem is isolated or prevalent

tehewly
2010-06-15, 04:05 PM
see if it will decode some other flac files to determine if the problem is isolated or prevalent

I've tried older and new downloads and I get the same message.
Dean

paddington
2010-06-15, 04:08 PM
try decoding it to some other folder besides the iTunes folder and see if it will allow it to write.

tehewly
2010-06-15, 04:27 PM
try decoding it to some other folder besides the iTunes folder and see if it will allow it to write.

I just tried an older file and instead of moving it to itunes , I sent it to another folder and that works. Now what's wrong with my itunes and can I move over?

daddyray
2010-06-15, 04:34 PM
I decode to my desktop then drag the files into iTunes....when I use that stuff

tehewly
2010-06-15, 04:34 PM
Now it say's it can't move file because the name is too long.
dean

daddyray
2010-06-15, 04:52 PM
I suggest copious amounts of Stoli

direwolf-pgh
2010-06-15, 04:53 PM
did you check the flux capacitor settings in the system preferences?

paddington
2010-06-15, 05:07 PM
Now it say's it can't move file because the name is too long.
dean


ding ding ding

this was your problem all along.



Can you move your iTunes folder to a shorter path?

tehewly
2010-06-15, 05:18 PM
ding ding ding

this was your problem all along.



Can you move your iTunes folder to a shorter path?

NO.
Dean

daddyray
2010-06-15, 05:37 PM
for real now....decode the stuff to your desktop THEN drag all the files into iTunes....whatever titles each file has will remain. you can change the titles in iTunes if you like.

Stoli

tehewly
2010-06-15, 05:42 PM
[QUOTE=daddyrayoll;1441879]for real now....decode the stuff to your desktop THEN drag all the files into iTunes....whatever titles each file has will remain. you can change the titles in iTunes if you like.

Stoli[/QUOTe

It tells me this,

You cannot copy some of these items to the destination because their names are too long for the destination.Do you want to skip copying these items and continue copying the other items?

Dean

daddyray
2010-06-15, 05:45 PM
if the destination is the desktop then there shouldn't be an issue.....perhaps shorten the file names before decoding?
Stoli

tehewly
2010-06-15, 05:46 PM
And also I can get the file to another location but I can't move it to my external hardrive were my music is kept.
Dean

paddington
2010-06-15, 05:46 PM
ding ding ding

this was your problem all along.



Can you move your iTunes folder to a shorter path?

NO.
Dean


dig this:

if "Track1.flac" makes the file name (which includes the path) too long, you probably need to move your iTunes folder. Put it in the root or something.

Just move it and see if it works.

or don't.

tehewly
2010-06-15, 06:02 PM
dig this:

if "Track1.flac" makes the file name (which includes the path) too long, you probably need to move your iTunes folder. Put it in the root or something.

Just move it and see if it works.

or don't.

Doesn't work. It's almost like the file won't open correctly to be moved or transfered. I can't even change the location name.
Dean

direwolf-pgh
2010-06-15, 06:08 PM
:popcorn: do you know any 12yr olds that could help you out? they are good with this itunes stuff

rspencer
2010-06-16, 04:23 PM
:lol4:

bluzman
2010-06-16, 07:29 PM
Restart the Mac.
Click on one of the flac files, rename it "ABC.flac" or anything short like that.
In the FINDER, Duplicate it using (command D) or menu FILE to Duplicate and drag the copy to the desktop.

Then open xACT and decode it to a wav or aiff on the desktop.

If that doesn't work download XLD which is something like xACT and try again.

Alex231
2010-06-16, 10:22 PM
Hey Dean,
Good luck & I hope you figure it out, but now that we know your name, please don't pull a....















jookey! :woot:

paddington
2010-06-17, 12:06 AM
:wave: Dean

come see us in the lounge... we're a lively bunch

lintoni
2010-06-18, 05:17 PM
:wave: Dean

come see us in the lounge... we're a lively bunch

Yeah, you'll find all the invalid arguments you could ever desire....:disbelief